Expanding your capabilities and advancing your career as part of an online program with the nation's No. 1 supply chain institution.

Student Resources

As a student in the Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management Program, you will gain access to many of the same valuable resources that resident students have at Penn State University.

Colloquia and Seminars

The online Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management program provides you with access to content experts other than the program's instructors. The Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems and the Center for Supply Chain Research sponsor several supply chain conferences and programs each year including the R. Hadly Waters Conference.

  • The R. Hadly Waters Supply Chain Symposium draws hundreds of professionals for a full day of topics relevant to today's supply chain business imperatives. The symposium provides a platform for supply chain practitioners and educators to share their visions and experiences on such topics as integrating supply chain processes and technology, agility in international logistics, supply chain security, defense market innovation, demand-driven supply networks, and the future of supply chain management. The 25th annual R. Hadly Waters Supply Chain Symposium convenes April 16, 2015 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Supply Chain Career Fair

The Center for Supply Chain Research hosts the Supply Chain Career Fair during both fall and spring semesters at the University Park campus. The fair connects companies with students from supply chain and industrial engineering seeking permanent employment, co-ops, and internships in the supply chain field. The Fall 2015 Supply Chain Career Fair will be held in the Smeal Business Building Atrium on September 1-3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 1st is exclusive to CSCR Corporate Sponsors.


Penn State's University libraries provide an extraordinary array of services to Penn State students who participate in classes through the World Campus. Like Penn State resident students, the professional master students are able to use the library resources to identify and locate articles and books needed for their study and research. In addition to the library's hard copy holdings and growing number of electronic resources, the library also services requests to scan printed documents and deliver Portable Document Format (PDF) documents at a very modest user fee charged to all students at registration. Students can also request assistance from reference librarians by email or telephone.